Looking for some tips. I'm back into modeling after a long hiatus, and fairly new to airbrushing in general. I've got two kits now in the construction stage where I can't go much further without making some decisions.
I've got moveable control surfaces that have some detailed frame structure behind them. Besides figuring out what color they're supposed to be, I'm trying to come up with a strategy to paint them and keep them that color. These are the type where say two halves of an elevator are glued together trapping a pin on the horizontal stab that's not glued. So should I paint these inner surfaces now behind the elevator, mask them, temporarily adhere the two halves of the control surface in place, then paint my exterior scheme? Then disassemble, unmask, and hopefully glue the parts with no squeeze-out? These are some thin trailing edges and my usual application of Tamiya extra thin and letting it wick along the joint will mess up my finish.
This is especially frustrating because I have a dual rudder on an HE-219 that goes *through* the horizontal structure of the tail, and the assembly instructions have you glue the whole mess together before putting the vertical stabs on the plane. I can't possibly get a good paint job on those 4 pieces and assemble them after, and I need to paint behind them.
How do you guys/girls handle your ailerons, flaps, rudders, etc?